Sabres’ Beaulieu is a Big Believer in Fighting

| Jason Feigel

Nathan Beaulieu ‘big believer in fighting’

Speed and other skills, of course, helped Beaulieu reach the big leagues. Still, he believes fighting is a vital part of his repertoire.

“I’m a big believer in fighting in hockey,” Beaulieu said prior to recording an assist in Saturday afternoon’s 5-3 win against the Chicago Blackhawks. “I feel like there’s a place for it and I feel like there’s a lot guys that are in the league that they should be because of it.

“It’s an intense part of the job that not a lot of guys like doing, but it’s just part of my DNA. I like sticking up for my teammates.”